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Local performers sought for Stamford summer music series

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Above, The Beach Boys performs on stage during Alive@Five in Columbus Park in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Hearst Connecticut Media Group is a sponsor of the event. Jason Rearick/Staff photo Winter has the area in its strong grip, but Stamford Downtown is already thinking about summer and its signature music series, which […] [Read More]

Joan Rivers appears on Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ tonight

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One of Joan Rivers’ last taped appearances before her death in September was as an adviser on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ with Donald Trump. The episode airs tonight on NBC. According to the Daily News, “Trump told TV writers at the TCA press tour, ‘We had to decide what to do with the footage. So we made […] [Read More]
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Local students can see “Selma” for free this weekend

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Local students in the 7th, 8th and 9th grades can score free tickets to see the new movie “Selma” this weekend. By showing their student id or report cards at box offices listed below, students will receive a free ticket, while supplies last, to see the movie from January 16 to January 19.   “Selma” […] [Read More]
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Danbury photographer’s new exhibit — ‘Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect’ — on view at The Gallery at Still River Editions

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A new photography show has opened at The Gallery at Still River Editions in Danbury. It’s called “Dreamless, Unalive, Perfect: Photographs by William Frucht.” The exhibit features 12 black-and-white landscape images which were shot entirely on film. Frucht, who lives in Danbury and printed them himself, finds beauty in the decay of manmade objects and their […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum honors penguins on their day of celebration

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In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich will be honoring the flightless birds with a science lecture and demonstration on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The museum’s curator of science, Daniel Ksepka, pictured at right, has expert knowledge on the subject. He will discuss penguins and their 60-million-year evolutionary history. Folks from MakerBot […] [Read More]

Best of winter: Hot chocolate in southwestern Connecticut

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UPDATE: And the winner is…Cafe Atlantique in Milford! There are plenty of ways to warm up in the winter, but one of the sweetest ways is to sip on some hot chocolate. For this installment of “best of winter” we want to know where you go to indulge in a cup of hot chocolate. Vote […] [Read More]
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Want to carry a few tunes in 2015? Choral groups are calling

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If one of your new year’s resolutions is to join a chorus, a couple of organizations hope to help with that task. The Norwalk Community Chorale is looking for new singers for its spring season, with bass and tenor parts particularly needed. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Mary McCarthy […] [Read More]
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Test your Simpsons knowledge

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Test yourself: How well do you know the Simpsons? [Read More]
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Chilifest to warm up February, bring honor to area chefs

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The organizers behind the lip-smacking success of Chowdafest are back with another comfort food creation, Chilifest, which is set for Sunday, Feb. 1, at Bedford Middle School in Westport, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The midday food fest will take place on Super Bowl Sunday before the action kicks off. Organizers hope attendees wear […] [Read More]
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Fashion experts promise to share tips, strategy for building a wardrobe at Stamford talk

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For the Ferguson Library’s next Girls’ Afternoon Out, two fashion experts will stop by to share their experience about shopping, saving money and finding the perfect clothes. The talk, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 1, will feature David Zyla, below, and Eila Mell, right, authors of “How to Win at Shopping: 293 Insider Secrets […] [Read More]